Sleet, rain, wind mark morning of Opening Day at Fenway

If you are heading to Fenway, don't forget your umbrella.

Glenn Reynolds, of Quincy, and others battled the elements outside of Fenway Park at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning.
Glenn Reynolds, of Quincy, and others battled the elements outside of Fenway Park at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning. –Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe

It was sleeting in Fenway Park on Monday morning.

That’s probably not what baseball fans want to hear as they gear up for the Red Sox home opener against the Baltimore Orioles.

But don’t fret, Sox fans.

“It will be warming up,” said Bill Simpson, meteorologist at the National Weather Center in Taunton.

The sleet will be brief, Simpson said.

By the 2:05 p.m. first pitch, the temperature should be around 58 degrees, he said. However, folks heading to the game might want to bring an umbrella.

“There probably will be showers in the area, but it will be pretty spotty,” said Simpson.

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The Fenway faithful will have strong wind to deal with as well.

The National Weather Service posted a special weather statement early Monday morning warning of wind gusts of between 35 and 40 miles per hour on Monday. Some gusts could reach 45 miles per hour.

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